Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department head Alex Villanueva challenged L.A. Lakers superstar LeBron James on Monday to match the reward the department is offering for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter who ambushed two deputies in their patrol car on Saturday. Both miraculously are expected to recover. The manhunt is still ongoing.
Villanueva appeared on Los Angeles’ 790 KABC radio to challenge the prominent Black Lives Matter supporter James to match the reward money. The amount already pledged by the county is $100,000, plus private pledges of $50,000 and $25,000.
“I want to make a challenge… to LeBron James,” the sheriff said. “I want you to match that and double that reward because I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a very interesting statement on race relations and officer-involved shootings and the impact that it has on the African-American community and I appreciate that, but likewise, we need to appreciate that respect for life goes across professions, races, creeds, and I’d like to see LeBron James step up to the plate and double that.”
He won’t, because he doesn’t believe All Lives Matter.